The regeneration of Christchurch is ongoing after the devastating 2011 earthquake, but one area has been already been given new life.

A pedestrian shopping mall made from shipping containers is home to 27 stores as part of the City Mall Re:START project. It’s helping to regenerate the once bustling New Zealand city and has even inspired a whole new cultural calendar, as Julie Goodman explains:

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Designed to showcase the diverse range of fashion and beauty retailers and designers based in Canterbury, Canterbury Fashion and Beauty Week is set to be a major must-see event. To be held from the 1-6 October 2013 the festival provides exciting events that will form the backdrop to celebrate the diverse creativity of talented people in the new, vibrant and bustling re-born Christchurch!

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